Sipping Point

This attitude-free column will offer practical, down to earth and entertaining information on the world of wine and spirits.

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  • Looking for a great wine to add to your holiday dinner table? Our wine columnist, Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach thinks this is a piece of cake. Find out why. Photo: The Wine Coach

    Three great holiday wines

    Looking for a great wine to add to your holiday dinner table? Our wine columnist, Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach thinks this is a piece of cake. Find out why. Published 3:46 p.m. December 21, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Our wine columnist, Laurie Forster shares her thoughts on the top ten trends in wine for 2011

    Top Ten Wine Trends in 2011

    Our wine columnist, Laurie Forster shares her thoughts on the top ten trends in wine for 2011 Published 2:54 p.m. December 15, 2011 - Comments

     
  • This year’s Music to Your Mouth event at Palmetto Bluffs featured celebrity chefs, an oyster roast and lots of great music. Mark your calendars for the 2012.

    Southern food and fun found under the stars at the 2011 Music to Your Mouth festival

    This year’s Music to Your Mouth event at Palmetto Bluffs featured celebrity chefs, an oyster roast and lots of great music. Mark your calendars for the 2012. Published 9:23 a.m. December 7, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Not sure what wines to serve at your Thanksgiving feast? Our wine columnist Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach has some answers.

    Wines for Thanksgiving

    Not sure what wines to serve at your Thanksgiving feast? Our wine columnist Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach has some answers. Published 5:04 p.m. November 16, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Enjoy a worry-free wine weekend at Lansdowne Resort in Loudoun County, Virginia.

    Wine the weekend away at Lansdowne Resort

    Enjoy a worry-free wine weekend at Lansdowne Resort in Loudoun County, Virginia. Published 1:40 p.m. October 21, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Have you ever ordered a bottle of wine in a restaurant only to find the sommelier taking the first taste? Here’s why it happens.

    The first sip: Is it yours or the sommelier's?

    Have you ever ordered a bottle of wine in a restaurant only to find the sommelier taking the first taste? Here’s why it happens. Published 1:02 p.m. September 29, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Want to taste what Chilean wine is all about? Try a Carmenère from MontGras and learn more about their dynamic wine maker Santiago Margozzini.

    Chilean Carmenere: Wine with charm

    Want to taste what Chilean wine is all about? Try a Carmenère from MontGras and learn more about their dynamic wine maker Santiago Margozzini. Published 2:20 p.m. September 19, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Our wine columnist Laurie Forster experienced the events on 911 firsthand. Here are her reflections 10 years later and her thoughts after that day.

    Thoughts on 9/11

    Our wine columnist Laurie Forster experienced the events on 911 firsthand. Here are her reflections 10 years later and her thoughts after that day. Published 5:54 p.m. September 9, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Want to look like a seasoned pro when ordering wine for a corporate event? Here are some great strategies from our wine columnist Laurie Forster on how to master the process and not break the bank.

    Master the wine list

    Want to look like a seasoned pro when ordering wine for a corporate event? Here are some great strategies from our wine columnist Laurie Forster on how to master the process and not break the bank. Published 1:40 p.m. September 1, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The 2011 Maryland Governor’s Cup Wine Competition received over 150 entries. Ever wonder how these wines are rated? Find out in this week’s column by our wine editor Laurie Forster.

    2011 Maryland Governor's Cup Competition

    The 2011 Maryland Governor’s Cup Wine Competition received over 150 entries. Ever wonder how these wines are rated? Find out in this week’s column by our wine editor Laurie Forster. Published 4:47 p.m. August 22, 2011 - Comments

     
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Laurie Forster

Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach® is a wine educator, dynamic speaker and author of the award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. Laurie was not born with a silver corkscrew in her mouth. In fact, growing up ...

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Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach® is a wine educator, dynamic speaker and author of the award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. Laurie was not born with a silver corkscrew in her mouth. In fact, growing up Laurie thought wine was pink and came in a box. After several stressful business dinners trying to order off wine lists the size of a phone book, she began educating herself on wine. In 2001 she left the business world to professionally study wine and save others from these awkward moments. Laurie began her wine career in Manhattan where she studied with the American Sommelier Association to earn her certificate in Viticulture and Vinification. She has since earned an Advanced Certificate with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), completed her first step towards certification with the Court of Master Sommeliers and has trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. Laurie’s specialty is creating unique corporate keynotes, team building events and group tasting seminars where she can deliver on her mission to demystify wine one glass at a time. She is also a regular contributor to several magazines; a sought after guest expert on TV and radio stations across the country, including Martha Stewart Radio. For more visit: www.TheWineCoachSecrets.com

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